"One Hundred & Fifty New Designs: Consisting of Cielings, Chimney Pieces, Slab, Glass & Picture Frames, Stands for China & Clock & Watch Cases, Girandoles, Brackets, Grates, Lanthorns, &C., &C., The whole well adapted for Decorating all kinds of Ornamental Furniture in the Present Tastes. Engrav'd on 56 Copper Plates. N.B. This work is regularly divided into 4 parts. Part. Sold by Robert Sayer, at the Golden Buck, near Serjeant's Inn in Fleet Street, London. 1761." / Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson (1714-1778) was an eighteenth century furniture designer and wood-carver. He is mainly known for his numerous published designs of furniture and decorative objects, such as Twelve Gerandoles (1755) and two editions of A New Book of Ornaments (1760 and 1762). His One Hundred and Fifty New Designs (1761) is dedicated to the president of the Anti-Gallican Association, a society which was against contemporaneous French fashions. Johnson's designs include a variety of candle stands, chimney-pieces, Chinoiserie, clock-cases decorated with opulent Rococo, frame styles, girandoles, and rustic motifs.